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Hemophilia - For Males Only

Posted Nov 21 2008 4:47pm 2 Comments
Hemophilia is the excessive bleeding that occurs from minor injuries or even without any obvious reason, owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.

Hemophilia is passed from a parent to a child. Men with hemophilia pass the gene on to their daughters, but not their sons. These daughters’ blood usually clots normally, though they carry the gene for hemophilia in their blood. When these daughters have babies, they may pass hemophilia to their children. Affected girls will be carriers like them while affected boys will have hemophilia.

Hemophilia may be severe, moderate or mild:

•Severe hemophiliaoccurs in people with hemophilia A and B. Hemophilia A means that the person is lacking a clotting factor 8 while Hemophilia B is missing clotting factor 9. Bleeding can happen after an injury, or even without any obvious cause (spontaneous bleeding). The patient will bleed more often and need more medical attention.

•Moderate hemophiliahappens when a person has a small amount of factor 8 or factor 9. He will most likely bleed less often and usually following an accident.

•Mild hemophiliaoccurs if a person’s factor 8 or factor 9 level is just a bit higher than in moderate hemophilia, but still below the level for a good clot. Unusual bleeding will only happen when people like this have a tooth taken out or when they have an operation or a big accident.

Most bleeding can happen inside the body, where it cannot be seen, into muscles and joints. The bleeding that can put a hemophiliac patient’s life in danger includes the head, throat, gut, and iliopsoas or the muscles in front of the groin area.

Hemophiliacs are advised to wear a medical identification such as a Medic-Alert bracelet or a necklace. He should carry a card with him all the time indicating the kind of hemophilia he has and the treatment he needs. He should also stay in close contact with health care professionals and the closest medical clinic that can give advice about hemophilia.

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Here is some additional information about the "genetics" of this condition that was written by our Genetic Counselor and other genetic professionals: I hope it helps. Thanks, AccessDNA
" Lohith Sindhe is a business owner born in Bangalore, India in 1981.Suffering from severe Hemophilia Factor VIII deficiency < 1%. He graduated from Bangalore University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. 

Lohith Sindhe is the co founder of the Sumne's Enterprises, which includes website designing,advertising,Stock Market trading & Stock Market Analysis.  

Lohith spent his childhood in lot of misery at age 5th got whole blood transfusion due to tooth gum bleeding. Again at age 8 got whole blood transfusion due to getting hurt in an minor accident.Somehow his parents managed to get out of these situations even though frequently he would get pain in joints. Hemophilia left him nearly 60% physically handicapped.

Lohith however with a fighting spirit fougt back all these odd situations with the medicine i.e. Crayo Presipetate, whenever his condition worsened he use to take FACTORs and get away with it. You know these FACTORS are really costly. 

Lohith one day got introduced to homoeopathy treatment. His life has changed far better now compared to his past. He is now happily living with his wife and his new born baby. Last 1 Year and 7 Months has changed his life he takes homoepathy medicines regurarly i.e. in morning and evening after food. Now even though if there is any joints bleed, he can resist for 3 to 4 days and get back to normal without taking any more FACTORS. Surprisingly his resistence power is increasing and definetely one day he may well get rid of this hemophilia.

Lohith can be reached by email at "" for more details about the Homoepathy treatment. He is happy to guide and help millions of people around the globe who are suffering from Hemophilia. He aims to eradicate this disease as soon as possible. "
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